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Aspen Comics has announced that, "following a delay due to unforeseen circumstances," Joe Benitez's Lady Mechanika wil return on July 13 with #2 as well as the Lady Mechanika Collected Edition.

"The encouragement for the next issue of Lady Mechanika, and the patience of both the fans and retailers in this regard cannot be understated," said Vince Hernandez, Aspen's editor-in-chief. "We're so thankful that everyone understood that the situation for the delay was unplanned and definitely unintended. We're well aware of the importance of delivering the series on time and apologize for any inconvenience caused by the delay.

"But, we're also thrilled to be able to provide, in our opinion, an amazing issue #2 that we are extremely proud of, and I think that people will really be pleased with the final product."

"Lady Mechanika #2 is written and illustrated by Benitez with colors by acclaimed colorist Peter Steigerwald. The return of Lady Mechanika will feature direct covers by Benitez and Steigerwald, and Ale Garza and Steigerwald. Lady Mechanika #2 will also feature two retailer incentive covers by Benitez and Steigerwald, as well as a exclusive variant cover by Benitez and Steigerwald, limited to 1,000 copies.

Aspen will also be offering a Lady Mechanika #2 San Diego Comic-Con 2011 exclusive cover by Benitez and Steigerwald, and limited to 1,000 copies, which will be available at the Aspen booth in addition to other exclusive Aspen Comic Con covers.

The Lady Mechanika Collected Edition arriving on July 13 will contain both the sold-out #0 and #1 in a single oversized value-priced issue. The Lady Mechanika Collected Edition will also feature an all-new exclusive cover, limited to 1,000 copies.


For covers and five-page preview of Captain America & Bucky #620, arriving in stores on August 10 from Marvel Comics, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on June 29, CLICK HERE.


For covers and five-page preview of Infinite #1, arriving in stores in August from Image Comics, CLICK HERE.

For previews of IDW Publishing titles arriving in stores on June 29, CLICK HERE.

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The Continuum continues to preview Transformers: Dark of the Moon with video highlights from the New York premiere of the movie in Times Square.

For the video, CLICK HERE.


* Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have released the front of box art for Batman: Arkham City, in stores on Oct. 18 for Xbox 360, Windows PC and PlayStation3.

* DC Comics has unveiled all of its covers for the DC Retroactive: The '80s one-shots. They include Batman by Jerry Bingham and Carlos Badilla; Flash by Greg LaRocque and Carrie Strachan; Green Lantern by Joe Staton and Allen Passalaqua; Justice League of America by Ron Randall and Carlos Badilla; Superman by Dan Jurgens, Livesay and Carrie Strachan; and Wonder Woman by Rich Buckler and Kevin Colden.

G4 has provided The Continuum a preview clip from the Iron Man Anime series that premieres on Friday, July 29.

To view the clip, CLICK HERE.

* Image Comics has announced that Joe Benitez is providing a variant cover for Avengelyne #1, in stores on July 20. The book will also feature variant covers by series creator Rob Liefeld and interior artist Owen Gieni.

*DC Comics has announced a Comic-Con International exclusve DC Direct action figure of Zoom from Flashpoint. The figure will be available at the Graphitti Designs Booth.

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* Writer Neil Gaiman appeared on CBS' The Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Tuesday and the two shared their affinity for Doctor Who.

" It was a feeling of such peculiar power getting to write Doctor Who," Gaiman said, noting the show provided "the first mythology I ever loved."


For previously posted September solicitations, click on the publishers' names below:

* Archie Comics.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Red 5 Comics.

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